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Address: Cook Hwy, Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 40553669
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Description: We have a long standing reputation for offering our guests a great...
We have a long standing reputation for offering our guests a great Australian night out! You get the opportunity to experience nocturnal wildlife in the tropics at Cairns' one and only Night Zoo.Our guides will greet you at 7.00pm sharp at the Night Zoo entrance and escort you to our famous Aussie BBQ. Enjoy a delicious barbeque dinner of steak, sausages and seafood with fresh garden salads followed by a dessert. Relax with a drink from our licensed bar.After dinner, our guides will provide you with a torch and lead you into the darkness to meet the creatures of the night. Learn how owls hunt, touch a possum and pat a koala. On clear nights our guides will take you star gazing. See the Southern Cross, the Big Dipper and other well known constellations.Follow our guides as they lead you safely through the crocodiles' lair. See the croc eyes glow in your torchlight.In the Aussie bush, there's always a chance you will cross paths with a "Swaggie" (an original Australian bushman). Join our hospitable Swaggie and enjoy billy tea and damper with him by the campfire. His friends, the kangaroos, will come down to say G'day and maybe even share a bite to eat!After complimentary cold beer or wine, join in the fun as our guides teach you some famous Aussie Bush Dances. Dance and sing along - it's more fun than you can imagine!
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We had somewhat low expectations for this, but I can honestly say we had a blast here! They feed you dinner, then you get to meet all kinds of local animals and learn about the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We had somewhat low expectations for this, but I can honestly say we had a blast here! They feed you dinner, then you get to meet all kinds of local animals and learn about the too. I got to hold a Koala and a snake, feed and pet a kangaroo and watch a crazy man feed a 30 foot croc...then,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We very much enjoyed the dinner and the interactive entertainment. I do wish that they had split the large group of attendees into smaller groups for the walk around the zoo area. The large mob they led around meant that it was very difficult to see some of the animals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This was tons of fun for me and my husband. Great for families couples and friends of all ages. Take a photo with a snake around your neck with Damien. He gaged the guests and pushed them just far enough. Depending on your comfort level he really makes you comfortable and is obviously passionate about what he does. Very relaxing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Simply an incredible display of local wildlife. The night zoo was a briskly authentic experience where the staff guides you as a group through the exhibits and puts certain animals on display Including some you can touch or pet. I was fascinated by the crocodile exhibit; to be amongst dinosaurs was wild. I asked probably 100 questions about the animals... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Australians really know how to have a good time. After being greeted by Henry the Cockatoo, you get a beer. Then BBQ whilst enjoying the dulcet tones of an accordian. Afterwards we were taken on a tour of the diverse local nocturnal wildlife. There was music dancing and many laughs. This is an absolute must for anyone that likes party... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It was an amazing experience! We had so much fun and learnt some facts about Australian animals. The staff was very friendly and helpful 😊😊😊 We got to pet different animals: kangaroos, koalas, wombat, etc. This is definatly worth it!!!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

the grounds well lite, so nothing scary, loved the night noises from nocturnal animals , attractions all well placed and viewing of animals really good. Staff more than helpful . Thank you for a great 2 hours

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We were worried that as it had been raining all day they may cancel our night, but we didn't need to. It was great. Most of the evening was under cover, either inside while we had our tasty BBQ meal, or under canopies. For those parts of our evening where we walked out to see some of the nocturnal animals,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The food and drink was very good and plentiful. The group was a little too large when visiting the animals so it was hard to see what was happening. A large part of the group was non-English speaking which made it hard to hear the English with the other translation going on at the same time. It would be better... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This zoo was recommended to me by a work peer because I wanted to hold koalas. And it ended up having so much more! We also got to feed kangaroos, hold a snake, and pet a wombat. The staff does a wonderful job of making the night fun! If you do want to hold a koala be prepared to pay... More 

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